Health & Fitness

Traditional Thai Massage

Utilizing acupressure, shiatsu, assisted yoga positions and influences of Ayurveda, this therapy is a great way to increase energy and release tension

You don’t have to take a trip to Asia to experience the many benefits of traditional Thai massage. Thanks to Alma Thai Massage Centre, you can now enjoy Thai massage right here in Playa del Carmen.

What is Thai massage?

Unlike traditional and more popular forms of massage, the techniques of Thai are performed over loose-fitted clothing, or ‘Thai Pyjamas’, without the need for cream or oil. It is performed on a mattress or pad on the floor rather than on a massage table. The therapist will use their hands, legs, knees, arms and feet to manipulate you into a series of positions intended to stretch, compress or mobilize the joints, limbs and muscles. The technique combines acupressure, shiatsu, assisted yoga positions and influences of Ayurveda. Thai massage is said to release blockages and allow the flow of vital energy through the body, working on the meridians, much like forms of Chinese medicine.

What are the benefits?

  • Relieves stress and protects against stress-related issues.
  • Boosts your energy level and improves your mood.
  • Reduces the occurrence of tension headaches.
  • Improves your balance, range of motion and flexibility.
  • Relieves pain caused by muscles tension or repetitive strain.

Thai massage can sometimes be described as painful, so let your therapist know if something is causing discomfort. They should be able to adjust the pressure and the techniques they are using.

While you won’t drift off into a deep, relaxing slumber during a traditional Thai massage, you are bound to feel the benefits after you finish, with limber muscles, increased energy and reduced tension.

Check out Alma Thai Massage Center on Calle 32, between Avenidas 25 and 30 norte, or for more information:


Sara Jones
Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert, Spa Consultant and Founder of Spa & Wellness Mexico magazine


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